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Old 08-12-2008, 04:58 PM
roxy'smom roxy'smom is offline
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Exclamation 7 week old puppy growling at strangers

I just got a 7 week old miniature schnauzer on Saturday. She has been ok with my kids, but was nervous the first day. I assumed it was because of the stress of a new home. She is still nervous with strangers and will shake and hide behind my feet. Then today the neighbor's little girl came over to play and Roxy (my puppy) did not like it!!! She would not stop growling at her and eventually ran in to her crate and wouldn't come out. The strangest part is that she met her yesterday and was fine, just a little shaking but let her pet her and everything with no problems. I don't know what to do because I was under the impression that this is abnormal behavior for this breed. I will say that I was not happy with the breeder and the way they were caring for her so I don't know if something happened to her there or not. I just don't know how to go about correcting this behavior. I don't want her to be nervous or scared around people, especially children! I don't know what to do. Please help!!!!!!

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